I Have Hope And A FuturePosted on January 05, 2020
On her second morning of detox, one of our lady clients was enjoying a cup
of coffee in the courtyard and exclaimed, “I have hope and a future!”. She held up the mug, took a picture of it, and said tell people about this! So we are. She had chosen the “Journey” mug, taken from Jeremiah 29:11…
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous has a plan for addiction recovery.
It begins with admitting we are powerless over alcohol or whatever our
addiction is and that our lives have become unmanageable. Our lady
friend also wanted us to share that no matter how trapped we may feel in
addiction, we are not hopeless, ever… And the principle of the very next
step is a powerful message of “HOPE”.
Step 2 of AA…
“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves
could restore us to sanity.”
One of the many gifts of addiction recovery is to discover our Higher Power
and believe that change is possible. The promise of hope and a future can
be accepted by anyone, no matter what religious persuasion or mistakes
of the past.
Addiction recovery happens for anyone, anywhere at anytime and in an
infinite number of ways.
To talk to a counselor at Oaks of Hope, whether for yourself or someone you love,